three days 2022 National Wrestling Championships ended on Friday at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi Sarita Mor (59kg) i Sangeeta Phogat (62kg) retaining their titles on the final day of competition.
World Championships bronze medalist Sarita Mor defeated Simran in the women’s 59 kg freestyle final, while Sangeeta Phogat, wife of Tokyo Olympic medalist Bajrang Punia, defeated Delhi-based wrestler Sumitra for the gold medal.
The meeting in the Indian capital also marked the return of Sangeeta Phogat to the ring after six months. The youngest member of the famous Phogat sisters was sidelined due to an ACL injury.
On Wednesday, the opening day of the tournament, the U-23 world champion Aman Sehrawat he also successfully defended his gold medal in the men’s 57 kg final against Haryana’s Udit.
Meanwhile, Sahil from Punjab upset the medalist of the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Championships Satyawart Kadian in the men’s 97 kg to win the gold medal.
18-year-old Sagar Jaglan, bronze medalist at the U-20 World Cup, also made his debut for the senior national team with a gold medal after beating the experienced Narsingh Yadav in the final up to 74 kg.
In the Greco-Roman competition, 2019 Asian bronze medalist Gyanender defeated Vikram to defend his 60 kg title. Ankit Gulia (72 kg), Naveen (130 kg), Sajan Bhanwala (77 kg) and Rohit Dahiya (82 kg) also won gold medals.
Big names like Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik, Deepak Punia, Antim Panghal and others left the meeting for various reasons.
The results of the 2022 National Wrestling Championships will help the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) select wrestlers for the national camp in preparation for the Asian Championships next March.
2022 National Wrestling Championship Medalists
Women’s free style
50kg: 1. Shivanee Pawar, 2. Nirmala Devi, 3. Neha and Neelam
55kg: 1. Anuj, 2. Aarati, 3. Manshi Yadav and Manpreet Kaur
53 kg: 1. Sushma Shokeen, 2. Pooja Jat, 3. Swati and Sheetal Tomar
57 kg: 1. Rajani, 2. Sito, 3. Rajani and Sonali
59 kg: 1. Sarita Mor, 2. Simran, 3. Bhagyashree and Pooja Yadav
62 kg: 1. Sangeeta Phogat, 2. Sumitra, 3. Sonika and Vaisnavi
65kg: 1. Bhateri, 2. Monia, 3. Monika and Jaspreet Kaur
68kg: 1. Radhika, 2. Pratiksha, 3. Anu and Nisha Dahiya
72 kg: 1. Ritika, 2. Nikki, 3. Rajani and N. Tombi Devi
76kg: 1. Kiran, 2. Bipasha, 3. Rani and Sudesh Kumari
Men’s free style
57kg: 1. Aman Sehrawat, 2. Udit, Rahul and Atish Todkar
61kg: 1. Pankaj, 2. Rahul, 3. Ravinder and Suraj Kakate
65kg: 1. Sujeet Kalkal, 2. Utkarsh Kale, 3. Jaskaran Singh and Ravinder
74kg: 1. Sagar Jaglan, 2. Narsingh Yadav, 3. Pritam and Yash Tushir
86kg: 1. Vicky, 2. Jonty Kumar, 3. Sanjeet and Rahul Rathi
92kg: 1. Prithviraj, 2. Parveen, 3. Parveen Kumar and Anil
97kg: 1. Sahil, 2. Satyawart Kadian, 3. Kapil and Sahil
125kg: 1st Dinesh, 2nd Akash Antil, 3rd Dharminder and Anirudh Kumar
55kg: 1. Manjeet, 2. L Sayon, 3. Rohit Yadav and Rupin
60kg: 1. Gyanender Gyani, 2. Vikram, 3. Saurabh and Sumit
63kg: 1. Sagar, 2. Nitin, 3. Sandeep and Umesh
67kg: 1. Karanjit, 2. Sandeep, 3. Deepak and Vinayak
72kg: 1. Ankit Gulia, 2. Anuj, 3. Vikas and Sameer
77kg: 1. Sajan Bhanwala, 2. Deepak, 3. Chhagan Meena and Karan
82kg: 1. Rohit Dahiya, 2. Sandeep, 3. Rahul and Neeraj
87kg: 1. Sunil Kumar, 2. Sushant, 3. Dhareppa and Sunny
97kg: 1. Ravi, 2. Narender Cheema, 3. Shailesh and Sonu
130kg: 1. Naveen, 2. Parvesh, 3. Tushar and Sahil